Since July, YIMBY has been reporting on efforts to expand the eight-story (seven stories plus a penthouse) townhouse apartment building at 1143 Fifth Avenue, on the Upper East Side. The owner has been trying to convince the Landmarks Preservation Commission to allow the addition since November. On Tuesday, on the fourth attempt, the commission granted approval, though the expansion will be far smaller than originally proposed.
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Back in December of 2015, construction was up to the third floor of the 54-story ultra-luxury residential building under development at 520 Park Avenue, located on East 60th Street in Lenox Hill. Now, construction has commenced on the tower portion of the building, and YIMBY can reveal new renderings of the limestone-clad structure. The 251,892-square-foot, 737-foot-tall tower will host 33 condominiums, averaging an incredible 5,394 square feet apiece. Units will span at least the entire floor, with the duplex and triplex penthouses consisting of the largest configurations. Amenities will include a salon, a pool, a fitness center with exercise rooms, a treatment room, a sauna and steam rooms, and a children’s playroom. There will also be guest suites, a wine cellar, private storage space, a garden, and a 21-bike storage room. Zeckendorf Development is the developer and Robert A.M. Stern Architects is behind the design, while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion is expected in 2017.
Since November, building owner Jean Claude Marian has been trying to convince the Landmarks Preservation Commission to allow him to construct an addition atop an Upper East Side building. Like the two before it, the latest attempt was not a success. The building in question is 1143 Fifth Avenue, located between East 95th Street and East 96th Street in the Carnegie Hill Historic District.
In April, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 11-unit residential building at 1402 York Avenue, located between East 74th and 75th streets on the Upper East Side. Now, a rendering has been revealed of the project, via DNAinfo. The units, averaging a spacious 1,926 square feet apiece, surprisingly won’t be condominiums, at least in the beginning. The full-floor rental apartments will be known as “homeownership” units, which means tenants can put their rent payments towards buying their home. Of the 11 residential units, 10 of them will begin by renting at below market-rates. Crest Group is the developer, with Kossar + Garry Architects behind the design.
AvalonBay Communities and the New York City Department of Education’s Educational Construction Fund (ECF) are partnering to develop a roughly 1,100-unit mixed-use complex at 321 East 96th Street, on the Upper East Side. The complex will include rental apartments, two public schools with recreational spaces, and 20,000 square feet of retail space, according to The Real Deal. The development would take up the entire block, which is bound by East 96th and 97th streets and First and Second avenues.